Hardware review: Devterm


I bought a Devterm a couple of years ago and it’s mostly been sitting in a drawer.

The good

  • The thermal printer is novel
  • The form factor makes it super portable

The bad

  • OS support is not great, at one point I built my own Raspbian image because the official one had drifted so far out of date that the apt repos stopped working
  • The keyboard and trackball (even with flashed firmware) are painful to use